Mr. Eckert is an Independent Director of Corsair Partnering Corporation. Mr. Eckert is an Operating Partner of Corsair Buyouts, based in Arkansas. Prior to Corsair, Mr. Eckert spent the last decade in progressive levels of responsibility as a senior executive at Walmart Inc., where he served as a key member of the U.S. leadership team responsible for Walmart’s retail and omnichannel business transformation. His responsibilities spanned Walmart’s financial, retail, automated, and in-store pickup service lines. He led Walmart’s omnichannel shopping tools and omni product catalog services, spanning 4,700 stores, 64,000 automated kiosks, and all of Walmart’s digital platforms.
During his tenure at Walmart, Mr. Eckert was responsible for the conceptualization, implementation, and growth of several market disruptive fintech innovations, including Walmart’s financial services point of sale platform; Walmart2Walmart money transfer services; Bluebird by American Express; Prize Savings with Green Dot; Mobile Express Money Services; and Earned Wage Access with Even & PayActiv.
Mr. Eckert also conceived, developed and implemented Walmart’s highly successful mobile wallet innovation, Walmart Pay, as well as built more than a dozen other pioneering omnichannel shopping tools that moved the Walmart App from 685th to 2nd in popularity in the iOS App Store.
Most recently, Mr. Eckert served as the Chief Product, Strategy and Development Officer at Green Dot Corporation, and has held various positions at HSBC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Accenture Ltd. Earlier in his career, he was a founder and president of an early stage investment banking company.
Mr. Eckert earned an M.B.A. the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, High Honors, and B.A. in History from University of Michigan, Class Honors. He is also a military veteran, having served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.